The DeWalt DCD775KL 18-volt cordless hammer drill has compact, lightweight design and a dual speed range. This powerful, user-friendly tool can be used for a variety of professional jobs. Powered by long-lasting lithium-ion batteries, the hammer drill will deliver reliable operation with minimal downtime. It has 17 clutch settings and an LED work light for improved visibility in tight spaces or low-light conditions. Weighing in at just 4.1 pounds, the DCD775KL lets you work all day without putting excessive strain on wrists and hands, which helps with productivity. Its compact size also makes it easy for you to drill in tight spaces like under sinks, and in corners, or a closet.
The LED light is a feature that tends to get overlooked by customers, but is really convenient when you need just a little more visibility and don’t have a flashlight near.
The lithium battery is one of the better features of the DCD775KL. It doesn’t lose charge while idle and lasts for 3-4 hours at a time under normal use. There is no lag and the drill doesn’t lose any power as the battery is wearing down. It will also shut off completely before the battery is completely drained to help preserve its long term life. The charge time is very efficient at about 30 minutes or so.
It also comes with two batteries so you can charge one while using the other.
At 4.1 pounds, this drill is very compact, which reduces fatigue when working long hours and allows users to fit it into tight spaces while still getting a good angle. Even if your hands aren’t the largest, you will still be able to handle the drill very well.
Switching gears with the 2-speed transmission is very smooth and easy. While the DeWalt DCD970 has three speeds and the top gear is faster, changing gears isn’t as efficient and sometimes takes some trial and error to get it right. Two gears makes this process much easier.
For such a compact hammer drill, it’s very effective with solid concrete, concrete blocks, and brick.
A bit holder would have been nice. Also, the drill bit does loosen and fall out on rare occasions.
If you want a compact, lightweight, powerful drill, then you won’t be disappointed with the DeWalt DCD970. It has all the torque that you will need to do most jobs.
This product performs better than expected. It is light and powerful. The best part is the Li-ion batteries charge in 30 minutes. In less than 2 weeks I used this for hundreds of pilot holes, wood screws and even as a portable auger for planting. Similar to other complaints, I did find a couple of times where the bit loosened and fell out of the chuck. – Marc Schmidt (Cincinnati, OH)
The weight, power, and performance of the tool are better than expected! The tool fits my average sized hand better than the large professional models and it has sufficient torque for anything I’ve used it for. The feel and finish of the tool are as good as anything on the market. Also, the lithium battery holds a really long charge. – Gary McDermott (Waldorf, MD)
When I drilled the wall studs to accept the lag bolts I was amazed at how easily this drill bored a hole using the hammer drill, it was like drilling butter for this drill. The battery retains is current charge between use on different jobs and I have not had to charge it yet. The light on the drill was actually useful as it allowed me to see the surface of what I was driling. – S. Tarrant